The Courier - Ruth Davidson said the NHS in Scotland had begun ordering vaccines for this winter’s flu immunisation campaign in the autumn of 2017, before a key expert group published its advice.
When the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) met in November last year, it recommended the new enhanced aTIV flu vaccine should be given to all those aged over 65, the Scottish Conservative leader told Holyrood during First Minister’s Questions.
But she said: “By that point NHS Scotland had already placed its order for a different product.”
Ms Davidson stressed the importance of the vaccine after a “dramatic rise” in flu deaths. The virus killed 331 people in the first three months of 2018 – an increase of 360% from the 72 deaths that were recorded in the first quarter last year...>>>